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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Expedition towards the North Pole

This once-in-a-lifetime expedition towards the North Pole on brand new ship Hanseatic Inspiration showcases the awe-inspiring scenery and abundant wildlife of Greenland and the Canadian Arctic, with Zodiac landings and charter flights between Dusseldorf and Kangerlussuaq

Cruise Only
17 nights from £10483pp

Luxury Expedition Holiday
  • See polar bears in their natural habitat
  • Uummannaq, Greenland
  • Explore by Zodiac
  • Enjoy stunning views
  • Polar bears
  • An Inuit
  • Colourful houses in Greenland
  • Sisimiut, Greenland

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Join luxury expedition ship Hanseatic Inspiration as she makes her way into the heart of the Arctic wilderness towards the legendary North Pole on this unique voyage.

Explore picturesque Uummannaq with its colourful wooden houses and enjoy a warm welcome form the natives in the beautiful settlement of Pond Inlet, before discovering the largest uninhabited island on the planet, Devon Island.

Hanseatic Inspiration cruises Smith Sound, and offers landings on Pim Island, connected to the ill-fated Greely expedition of 1884. Keep an eye out for polar bears and walruses as you navigate through the ice towards the north-western coast of Greenland, which is rarely visited by ships. Uncover fascinating places usually inaccessible to visitors. Potential landings include charming Siorapaluk, and Qaanaaq, home to the remains of a Cold War air base.

Navigate Cape York which has a memorial to American explorers, before taking in the beauty of the majestic ice fjord of Illulissat, exploring serene Disko Bay by Zodiac and visiting colourful Sisimiut, a former trading post.

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Expedition towards the North Pole Itinerary

Day 1 - Dusseldorf (Germany) - Kangerlussuaq (Greenland)

Take a charter flight from Dusseldorf to Kangerlussuaq and embark Hanseatic Inspiration.

Day 2 - At sea

Enjoy the facilities on board Hanseatic Inspiration during a day at sea.

Day 3 - Western Coast of Greenland (Greenland)

You'll be captivated by the natural beauty of Uummannaq, which is overlooked by a soaring red mountain. Admire the colourful wooden houses in what is arguably Greenland's most beautiful settlement.

Day 4 - At sea

Enjoy the facilities on board Hanseatic.

Days 5-8 - Northern Canadian Arctic (Canada)

Hanseatic Inspiration cruises past drifting ice towards Baffin Island where you'll enjoy a warm welcome from the natives who live in Pond Inlet, a beautiful little settlement. Continue to Devon Island which is the largest uninhabited island on the planet and the perfect place for exploring by Zodiac. Keep an eye out for musk oxen and lemmings. Cruise further north to Ellesmere Island and the abandoned outpost of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and on to Jones Sound with its stunning vistas. Later, arrive at the rarely-visited Smith Sound.

Days 9-10 - Nares Strait (Greenland) - Pim Island

Hanseatic Inspiration cruises Smith Sound, which is located between Greenland and Canada. There may be the opportunity to land on Pim Island where the Greely expedition fell victim to the harsh winter of 1884. Keep an eye out for polar bears and walruses. The route will be determined by the ice conditions.

Days 11-14 - North-western Coast of Greenland

Ships rarely call along the north-western coast of Greenland. Ice conditions permitting, you'll uncover legendary places which are usually inaccessible to visitors. Keep an eye out for whales as you cruise to Siorapaluk, the island's most northerly settlement. Continue to Qaanaaq which was relocated due to the noise generated at the Thule Air Base, which remains a relic of the Cold War. You'll also visit Old Thule, which once held the title of the world's most northern trading post, and Cape York, which has a memorial to American explorers.

Day 15 - At sea

Relax on board Hanseatic.

Day 16-17 - Western Coast of Greenland

Cruise the Vaigat Strait and admire the majestic glacier of Illulissat, a breathtaking natural wonder, before cruising to Disko Bay which you'll explore by Zodiac. Later, visit Sisimiut, once a trading post, which has colourful houses, and join a hike to Tele Island, home of the Inuit.

Day 18 - Kangerlussuaq - Dusseldorf (Germany)

Arrive in Kangerlussuaq and disembark Hanseatic Inspiration. Transfer to the airport for your charter flight to Dusseldorf.

A change in itinerary may be required on this expedition. The captain will decide on the best possible alternative depending on weather and ice conditions. Depending on the flight schedule, it may be necessary to change the departure and arrival airport from Dusseldorf to other airports.

Price Includes

  • 17-night cruise in your chosen cabin category on board Hanseatic Inspiration, including all meals
  • Charter flights between Dusseldorf and Kangerlussuaq - please contact us if you would like us to arrange your onward flight arrangements
  • All landings and trips by zodiac, expert guides and lectures
  • Champagne in your cabin on arrival
  • Mini-bar supplied with soft drinks daily
  • All applicable taxes and duties

Price Does Not Include

  • International flights - we can arrange these for you - please contact us for details
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

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Map for Expedition towards the North Pole